An Outsider’s Perspective of American Horror Story: Coven

{Image via FX}

{Image via FX}

So I’ve heard from a couple of people that this new American Horror Story show was pretty interesting. From what I’ve heard, American Horror Story is different each season, so you can pick up whenever you want to begin watching (although with TV show unwritten protocol, I would start from the beginning of the series). When my friends and I were celebrating the end of finals week, they insisted I watch an episode of American Horror Story’s 4th season called Coven.

I have no idea what episode I watched, but it was definitely different from the comedy shows I watch like New Girl and The Mindy Project (excluding The Vampire Diaries). In the episode, a woman named Fiona is dying of cancer. Another girl by the name of Madison gives Fiona a vision to make her kill herself, and there was a shooting and two people were shot. This was heavy stuff for the first episode I ever watched. What the basis of the show is about witches placed in New Orleans who are backstabbing one another and trying to be the next supreme witch. However, I think I’m missing a couple pieces of information, so here’s the description on the official website:

American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over three hundred years have passed since the turbulent days of Salem and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.”

The episode I watched some woman was in a cage and got their head and hand cut off, and Emma Roberts was planning to kill one of the main witches. While I’m really confused by the episodes since I started watching in the middle of the season, it was crazy weird. But like a good “weird.” I’m used to everyone being killed off shows from watching The Vampire Diaries or Grimm, but I was taken aback by the episode and how much was going on. Oh, and by the way, Russell from Sleepover is on the show—talk about a throwback! The random episode I watched was enough for me to hop on the Coven bandwagon.

Have you watched Coven yet? What do you think of it?


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